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    Welcome Rissa. Any friend of J-Lo's is a friend of mine...lol, I was gonna say J-Lo's but she knows where I live...
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    Welcome Rissa. It is good to have someone else from The ATL.

    Live long and...I mean May the force be with you. http://saberconcepts.50.forumer.com/index.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhyen Skytracker View Post
    Welcome Rissa. It is good to have someone else from The ATL.
    YESSSS!! Well thank ye, Redneck One. I sho feel welcomed. hehehe. Its hightly unusual that I have someone actually CLOSE to me from these here boards! LOL!

    Thanks, Lord Dottore!

    Skottsaber and Tyhm...I'll try and REMEMBER THAT. I have done that to an LED..luckily it didnt blow up..but it wasnt a high powerd LED either. I'll definitely be using resisters. That Puck thingie..(Can you tell how technical I am!? ) Looks interesting, but if I can stick with resisters, I will go that route.

    I REALLY want a purty Lexeon to play with now!!!! AIIIEEEEE.

    Would LOVE to have something done before Dragon*Con!

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    Resistors are good for playing around with, but if you're gonna be using it for any length of time you'll want to invest in the buckpuck. Resistors heat up and waste energy, basically; buckpucks adjust the flow of energy so you don't chew through the batteries. It's like trying to use a fire hose to water flowers without hitting them too hard; you can put a leak in the hose to lower the pressure, or you can put an expensive sprinkler head on it. Either way works, just one's more wasteful.
    It's not supposed to be cheap or easy. It's an ordeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyhm View Post
    Resistors are good for playing around with, but if you're gonna be using it for any length of time you'll want to invest in the buckpuck. Resistors heat up and waste energy, basically; buckpucks adjust the flow of energy so you don't chew through the batteries. It's like trying to use a fire hose to water flowers without hitting them too hard; you can put a leak in the hose to lower the pressure, or you can put an expensive sprinkler head on it. Either way works, just one's more wasteful.

    Oooh.

    Alrighty then. I guess I can take the time to figure out a buckpuck.

    after all the effort to get the other stuff, would hate to burn my stuff out, by being too cheap.

    Thanks for that bit of info.

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    Keep in mind that with a buck puck you have to have at least 5 Volts going to it. Also keep in mind, if you use a MR/Hasbro FX board you don't need a resistor or buck puck. The FX board can drive a high power LED just fine.

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